Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

New Executive Director Interviews

Everyone is invited to a community interview session for the three IFC Executive Director finalists on Thursday, June 11 from 1pm to 4pm at the United Church of Chapel Hill (1321 MLK Jr Blvd). 

As you probably know by now, IFC's current Executive Director John Dorward will retire this September after 13 years of dedicated service. IFC's Board of Directors created a Next Steps Committee last year to plan the search process for the next ED. The committee endeavored to make this process as inclusive and transparent as possible.

They started by conducting a public survey on the desirable characteristics and core competencies. Around 300 stakeholders replied. The top characteristics that the community desires in the new ED are ethical, competent and inclusive. They expressed the need for an ED who would raise funds and raise friends; listen to the community, staff, volunteers, residents and clients; who was available, accessible and visible to all; and active in faith communities. Based on this information, a job description was drafted and submitted to the Board of Directors for its approval. 

The job announcement was published on several nation-wide forums, including CareerBuilder, the North Carolina Center for Non-Profits and Idealist. We received 120 applications. The top eleven candidates were interviewed by Search Committee members over the phone. Among them, three candidates have been invited to Chapel Hill/Carrboro on June 10 and 11 for a series of interviews with IFC staff and board, volunteers, local clergy and congregational liaisons as well as the general public.  


The Search Committee will receive reports and updates about these interviews and bring a recommendation back to the full Board for an up or down vote. The new ED will be on board by the time we cut the ribbon on the new IFC @ SECU Community House on September 21! 


Come and be a part of this exciting process to select a new Executive Director of IFC!